Low-Key Seattle Weekend

One of our themes as of late has been to explore the wonderful city in which we live.┬áThis past weekend’s neighborhood of choice was Ballard. We very seldom make it to Ballard because it’s not easy for us to get to, but there is a lot that neighborhood has to offer.

{view looking out towards Golden Gardens on the Ballard waterfront}

{view looking out towards Golden Gardens on the Ballard waterfront}

After Alex ran a few errands on Saturday morning we headed over to Ballard to grab lunch, visit a furniture consignment shop and take a stroll on the beach at Golden Gardens.

{lunch at Porkchop & Co was delicious, albeit quite expensive for lunch}

{lunch at Porkchop & Co was delicious, albeit quite expensive for lunch}

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{toes in the sand... ahhhh summer is almost here!}

{toes in the sand… ahhhh summer is almost here!}

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The weather was spectacular all weekend. I just can’t get over how fortunate we have been to have had such a truly gorgeous spring here in Seattle. It has been really hard to remember that it is only the beginning of May because it sure feels more like July here.

{we've all but given up on our backyard until later this summer when we re-do it, so for the time being, it is Jackson's territory to do with as he pleases}

{we’ve all but given up on our backyard until later this summer when we re-do it, so for the time being, it is Jackson’s territory to do with as he pleases. we’re fine looking out above the grass as we sip our summer roses on the patio}

Aside from our day in Ballard we had a lot of time at home to enjoy the nice weather and get some things done around the house. We spent a lot of time enjoying our new Adirondack chairs, courtesy of Alex’s parents, and hanging out with Jackson and Henry. Of course on Saturday evening we found ourselves at Bottlehouse – we had to stop in for a nightcap after our dinner at the Madrona Alehouse.

{our front porch is even more red!}

{our front porch is even more red!}

{coffee on the porch is the best way to kick off a Saturday}

{coffee on the porch is the best way to kick off a Saturday}

{WFP... working from porch}

{WFP… working from porch}

{homemade ice cream is the best!}

{homemade ice cream is the best!}

{first peonies of the season - so gorgeous!}

{first peonies of the season – so gorgeous!}